Mangocam News & Updates

Added new camera profiles

Posted: 1 November 2018 We have added new camera profiles: Foscam R4, FI9900EP, FI9853EP, FI9961P, FI9903P, FI9901P, FI9928P and FI9826P for direct stream mode.

Added more camera profiles

Posted: 7 September 2018 We have added new camera profiles: HikVision IPC-D120, Zosi, Generic SV3C, Generic /unicast/c1-X/s1/live + /unicast/c0-X/s1/live, Generic /cgi-bin/encoder and others.

Mangocam Proxy 1.0 is available

Posted: 11 June 2018 We are proud to announce the availability of the Mangocam Proxy software as Beta. The proxy allows secure remote access to your cameras without port forwarding and dynamic DNS. All data is fully encrypted via SSL (TLS 1.2). The software can be downloaded for Windows, MacOSX and Linux here.

Added new camera profiles

Posted: 4 June 2018 We have added new camera profiles: Generic Sanns, KKmoon, PhyLink and custom camera profiles only visible to individual user accounts.

Added password change reminder option

Posted: 24 March 2018 To further improve the security of our service, we have added an option to set your password policy requirements and receive password change reminder emails should your password have not been updated according to your security policy requirements. The default setting for new accounts is 1 year, however this notifcation can be disabled or changed to a different time interval (config > user settings > notifications).

Added new camera profiles

Posted: 22 January 2018 We have added new camera profiles: Instar (RTSP main / sub), Tenvis IPRobot3 av0 / av1 / video1, Canon VB-C50IR snaps, Luma (Generic RTSP), GWSecurity (Generic RTSP) + GW5050 and various generic profiles.

Applied important system security updates

Posted: 16 January 2018 All our servers have been updated in order to mitigate Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. We are always running the latest Linux version and application server security updates available. All system maintenance is performed online in a rolling manner without any downtime or maintenance windows to ensure the highest availability possible.

Happy New Year from Mangcoam

Posted: 27 December 2017 A happy New Year from Mangocam. We have increased the disk space allowance for all standard Mangocam plans by up to 25%. Custom plans can be tailored to your needs and are available for all users upon request - please let us know if the retention or disk space available is insufficient and we will be able to offer you a competitively priced custom plan.

Added option to sort cameras, schedules and groups

Posted: 24 November 2017 We have added the option to sort the cameras, schedules and groups throughout the user interface. This can be changed in "config > user settings" and supports ascending and descending by id or name.

Added new camera profiles

Posted: 30 October 2017 We have added new camera profiles: ADT (Generic MJPEG), Generic /cam/realmonitor?channel=X&subtype=1, Generic /cgi-bin/view.cgi?chn=1&u=X&p=, Generic /cgi-bin/snapshot.cgi?chn=X&u=X&p=X, NEO coolcam (mjpeg alt auth), Generic /VideoInput/B/h264/2, Generic /live/ch00_1, Generic /Video?Codec=H264 and Generic /Video?Codec=H264&Width=1920&Height=1080.

Added support for H.265 / HEVC video decoding

Posted: 21 September 2017 We have added support for IP cameras and NVR's encoding video using H.265 / HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding). This newer encoder uses about half the bandwidth required for H.264 video at a comparable resolution / quality.

Added new camera profiles

Posted: 1 September 2017 We have added new camera profiles: ACTi KCM3911, Alon Mini Spy USB cam, HIKVision DS-2CD2T42WD, Sharx (generic RTSP), Generic /stream1 + /mpeg4cif + /media/?action=stream + /MediaInput/h264 + /Src/MediaInput/h264/stream_1/chX.

New Credit Card subscriptions

Posted: 16 August 2017 We have added a new subscription payment option via credit card - allowing direct payments especially for customers in countries without PayPal presence.

PayPal subscription errors and new payment gateway

Posted: 2 August 2017 PayPal are experiencing technical issues globally with their subscription payments system. As a result, some Mangocam PayPal subscriptions and payments may have been suspended. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience that is unfortunately out of our control. Should setting up a new subscription via PayPal or their credit card processing gateway not be successful, please try our alternate new direct credit card payment option that we have now enabled.

Added new camera profiles

Posted: 10 July 2017 We have added more camera profiles: GeoVision EBL1100, LG LW130W, Techege IPC-BT621AW, Milesight (Generic RTSP), Generic /sub, /main, /h264_vga.sdp and /stream/video/mjpeg.

Added more camera profiles

Posted: 15 May 2017 New camera profiles: Aztech (generic RTSP), Generic /videoView, Ubiquiti G3 (RTSP), ADC-V610PT as well as Generic /s0, /onvif1 (udp) and /onvif2 (udp). We have also added the option for custom camera profiles which are tied and only visible to specific users.

New option to disable disk space notifications

Posted: 12 May 2017 Upon request we have added an option (User settings page) to disable disk quota alert emails. However, before disabling these please consider lowering the image retention accordingly instead - as receiving these emails indicates that your required / configured retention time cannot be met by the system.

Added more camera profiles

Posted: 31 March 2017 We have added new camera profiles: Sony BL-C140A (MJPG), Fentac V380, IUK 5A1 (MJPG), Axis (generic RTSP quad), Motorola Focus 86 and Generic /onvif2.

iOS mobile app update

Posted: 23 March 2017 We have updated the iOS mobile app to address crashes in iOS 10.2.1.

Added more new camera profiles

Posted: 9 February 2017 We have added more new camera profiles: IdeaNext (Generic RTSP), Escam QD900, Dericam (Generic H.264), Edimax IC-9110W, Assy DVR and FDT 7903.

New camera profiles

Posted: 20 January 2017 We have added support for: Generic /1.3gp, Wanscam (generic alt[ernate] auth), TP-Link NC220, Gembird (generic RTSP), Generic /live/ch1, Toshiba (generic RTSP) + (generic MJPEG), Xiaomi Yi Ants (requires offline hack) and Swann DVR8-4500.

New feature - schedule API URL

Posted: 16 January 2017 We have added an external API call URL to enable and disable schedules (recording etc.) remotely to integrate better with third party automation services like IFTTT or Zapier. You will find links on each schedule configuration page after saving. Other integration options (alerts, notifications etc.) are coming soon.

Happy New Year from Mangcoam

Posted: 1 January 2017 A happy New Year from Mangocam. We have increased the disk space allowance for all standard Mangocam plans by 25% as well as the maximum retention time for our Iridium and Argon plans.

Custom plans can be tailored to your needs and are available for all users upon request - please let us know if the retention or disk space available is insufficient and we will be able to offer you a competitively priced custom plan. We have active custom plans for business customers with more than 300 cameras, 1 year retention and 50 TB of disk space storage.

Added more new camera profiles

Posted: 29 December 2016 We have added more camera profiles: Pyle (PIPCAM RTSP) and (PIPCAM RTSP Sub), D-Link DCS-3110, Generic /av0_0 and /av0_1, Smonet (Generic JPG snap), LaView (Generic RTSP sub) and (Generic RTSP main), iZtouch (Generic RTSP) and (Generic MJPEG).

Added new camera profiles

Posted: 9 December 2016 We have added more camera profiles: Dericam M801W (snapshot), Airlive Aircam, ACTi (RTSP UDP), Zmodo RTSP /udp/av0_0 + RTSP /udp/av0_1 and Avertx AVX-HD820 + Generic RTSP.

Added support for RTSP via UDP

Posted: 16 November 2016 We have added support for RTSP cameras (H.264, MPEG4 etc.) via UDP transport (previously only TCP was supported).

New camera profiles

Posted: 14 October 2016 We have added more camera profiles: Anran VD123, Dahua IPC-HDBW2320R-ZS, Visualint H.264, Titathink H.264 + JPG snapshots and Generic /ch0x/0, /ch0x/1, /ch1x/0, /ch1x/1.

Added more new camera profiles

Posted: 12 September 2016 We have added more new camera profiles: Ctronics CTIPC-2* + CTIPC-6* (main and sub streams) and Sumpple (generic MJPEG 2) [firmware issue fix profile].

Added new camera profiles

Posted: 29 August 2016 We have added more camera profiles: Anran AR-VDB221-WiFi, Mustcam (generic RTSP), Sumpple (generic MJPEG), Dahua DH-HAC-HDW2200M, Generic /tcp/av0_0, Generic /live.00X, Ucam247 HD RTSP, Generic /profile2, HikVision DS-2CD3145F and XiaoMi Ant (Main and sub stream).

Improved download file name

Posted: 8 August 2016 The download file name now includes the camera name as well as start and end timestamps of the recording for easier archiving and retrieval.

New Mangocam Blog post

Posted: 29 July 2016 We have added a new entry about Port forwarding to our Mangocam Blog.

Now all cameras and groups can be displayed at once

Posted: 15 July 2016 Mangocam now allows all your cameras or all your groups to be displayed on one screen - not only single cameras or one group. This feature is also available for full screen mode.

Added full screen live viewing

Posted: 13 July 2016 We have added an option to switch the live stream viewing page to be full screen - for single cameras as well as for groups. This mode currently supports Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari only.

Added new camera profiles

Posted: 8 July 2016 We have added more camera profiles: Amcrest IP2M-842, JFL Alarmes (generic RTSP DVR), ReoLink RLC-410, Generic /ch0_0.264, Generic /user/ RTSP, Generic /H264?ch=1&subtype=1&authbasic=, Onix USA (generic RTSP), Uokoo (generic RTSP) and Ctronics (generic RTSP).

Added pan and tilt to our iOS and Android mobile apps

Posted: 25 June 2016 We have added pan / tilt functionality to our Android as well as our iOS app. This option is only available for select cameras - a list can be found on our supported cameras page.

New option to set custom timeout for motion only recordings

Posted: 11 June 2016 We have added a new camera option to change the motion only recording timeout from the default 30 seconds to different values up to 30 minutes.

Increased storage space for all plans

Posted: 1 June 2016 We have increased the disk storage space for all Mangocam plans by up to 30%.

Added camera profiles

Posted: 28 May 2016 New profiles for the D-Link DCS-932L (RTSP H.264), Logitech Alert 750n (RTSP H.264 low + high), Samsung SNH-1011N (RTSP H.264) and Sricam SP012 (RTSP H.264) have been added recently.

Added more new camera profiles

Posted: 20 May 2016 We have added more camera profiles: Axis P7214, EyeSpy247 (generic RTSP), Canon VB-H43, Brickcom (generic RTSP), TruVision (generic H.264), Generic /web/tmpfs/auto.jpg and Generic /video.h264. For all previous EyeSpy247 cloud customers, Mangocam Cloud recording is compatible with most EyeSpy247 camera models in live stream mode.

New Mangocam Connect Soft IP cam app released

Posted: 13 May 2016 An alpha release version of our new Mangocam Connect app for Android has been published. Mangocam Connect is a software IP camera app, which makes a Mangocam Cloud compatible camera out of any unused smartphone or tablet. As the app utilizes the Mangocam Cloud protocol, no dynamic DNS configuration or port forwarding is required, it's just plug and play. This app is currently in an early alpha version and not stable. An iOS version of this app will be available shortly.

New Android Viewer app published

Posted: 9 May 2016 We have published a new version of our Android mobile app. New features: Alerts can be enabled and disabled from the dashboard, Landscape and Portrait mode is supported, scaling and aspect ratio improvements, various bug fixes.

Small UI changes

Posted: 22 April 2016 Recordings can now be split in 15 minute intervals automatically, the timezone default has changed to GMT (Europe/London).

Added camera profiles

Posted: 18 April 2016 New profiles for the Foscam FI9804W, D-Link DCS-2630L, spyNet (Android app), WBox (generic RTSP), Generic /1/h264major + /1/h264minor, Zmodo ZH-IXB15-WAC and Generic /cam/realmonitor have been added.

Added more camera profiles

Posted: 04 March 2016 We have added more camera profiles: AirLink (generic mjpeg), Swann ADS-440 + ADS-466, Canon (generic mjpeg - for Canon VB-C10, VB-C300, VB-C50, VB-H41, VB-H43, VB-M40, VB-M700F and VBS30D) and Insteon HD RTSP IP cameras. If your IP camera, DVR or NVR is not currently in our list, please contact us and we will add it.

Added new camera profiles

Posted: 22 February 2016 New profiles for the LTS LTD8308T-FT, HikVision DS-7208HGHI + DS-2CD2732F-IS + DS-2CD2132F-I, Sony SNC-CH210 RTSP, Reolink H.264 RTSP, Generic /ch01_sub.264 and Generic /ch01.264 have been added.

Added more new camera profiles

Posted: 21 January 2016 New profiles for the Foscam C2 and R2, Amcrest IP2M-841W (RTSP), Samsung SNO-6011R and VStarCam (generic H.264) have been added.

New control port for PTZ commands (RTSP cameras) has been added

Posted: 19 January 2016 We have added a new advanced camera option to specify an additional HTTP port used to send control commands like pan / tilt / zoom for RTSP cameras (H.264 / MPEG4). This will require an additional TCP port to be opened / forwarded on your router.

Added variable OSD label location

Posted: 7 January 2016 The on screen display location can now be changed for each camera individually (config > cameras) to be on top of the image / video instead of the default location.

Added snapshot pagination, filter settings and download option

Posted: 5 January 2016 The snapshot viewing screen now includes pagination, filtering by camera and time as well as an improved viewing and download function.

Filter settings for event and viewing logs

Posted: 30 December 2015 The event log and viewing log pages now allow you to filter events based on time frame or camera name to easier find certain entries.

Showing additional / detailed error information

Posted: 29 December 2015 The live stream OSD info now displays DNS resolution and port access errors for faster connectivity trouble shooting.

Added more new camera profiles

Posted: 28 December 2015 New profiles for Netgear Arlo and Amcrest IP2M-841 have been added.

Added new camera profiles

Posted: 23 December 2015 New profiles for Reolink H.264 cameras, Sony SNC-CH210, Hosafe H.264, Suneyes SP-TM02WP and Ucam247 NC328W have been added.

Updated OSD labels

Posted: 11 December 2015 We have updated the size and font of the on screen display during live viewing and playback to improve readability for higher resolution cameras.

Added additional information to the statistics page and fixed image aspect ratio

Posted: 27 November 2015 The statistics page now includes more information including camera resolution and average bandwidth. We have also fixed the image aspect ratio for most pages as more and more widescreen units are being used on Mangocam.

New camera profiles

Posted: 13 November 2015 New profiles for Aviglion HD cameras and NVRs, Intelbras CVD 1008, Kucam (generic RTSP), Zxtech (generic snap), Advert DVRs, Microseven (generic RTSP), D-Link DCS-5020L and DCS-6004L have been added.

New raw video stream save option

Posted: 23 October 2015 When recording footage, by default the raw video stream is being saved as well as the JPEG snapshots created from the stream. This option only applies to H.264 and MPEG4 cameras and allows you to disable saving of the raw video data (on a per camera basis) in order to reduce the disk space required.

Mangocam now supports HTTPS access (via SSL/TLS) for MJPEG and JPEG snapshot cameras

Posted: 16 October 2015 We now support HTTPS access to IP cameras that support SSL / TLS encryption (like Foscam HD cameras). There is a new option in the camera configuration menu that will allow you to enable SSL for your camera (if supported). This is an advanced option and will require you to change / add port forwarding rules on your modem / router. RTSP over SSL/TLS is not currently supported as not many camera manufacturers offer this feature, however the RTSP authentication is much more secure compared to the HTTP basic auth or supplying credentials via access URLs.

More new camera profiles added

Posted: 15 October 2015 New profiles for the Vivotek VS8801, Generic Mobotix MJPEG, Generic /profile1 and /H264 RTSP access paths have been added. If your camera is not currently supported on Mangocam, please let us know.

New camera profiles added

Posted: 30 September 2015 We have added new profiles for Wansview NCH-532 and NCM628, TP-Link NC200, Qsee QC904, Lilin IPC0122P3 as well as Generic /GetJPG.cgi and /live/ch0 profiles.

Microsoft Edge (default Windows 10 web browser) support

Posted: 31 August 2015 We have added support for Microsoft's new Edge web browser (live viewing and recordings playback). Any further problems please let us know. Please also keep in mind that Windows 10 also comes with the Internet Explorer installed by default, so this can be used as fallback if required.

New Foscam HD / Full HD camera models supported

Posted: 24 August 2015 We have added support for the new Foscam models FI9900P, FI9815P, FI9816P, FI9803EP, FI9853EP and FI9851P in direct stream mode (RTSP / H.264) for both the Sub and Main streams. Please be aware that some Foscam models use the HTTP port (88/tcp by default) for RTSP and some models use the RTSP port 554/tcp instead. If there is a dedicated RTSP port visible under Settings > Network > Port, then this port needs to be forwarded in your modem / router instead of the HTTP port.

Also some cameras only allow a very low resolution (less than 480p) via the Sub stream (/videoSub), in which case the Main stream (/videoMain) is a better option for Mangocam - however the bandwidth and frame rate settings should be adjusted accordingly. The video settings can be configured in your camera's Settings > Video > Video Settings menu.

Recordings split interval adjustable

Posted: 24 August 2015 The interval to split long 24h recordings into smaller chunks for easy viewing and downloading can now be selected / adjusted from the user settings page. The default value is 8 hours, the minimum time interval is 5 minutes and the maximum is 24 hours.

Motion detection mask invert option

Posted: 21 August 2015 Mangocam now allows the motion detection mask to be inverted - to either select a rectangular section of the image to be ignored from motion detection or to just perform motion detection on the masked area. To ensure that the area for detection is not too small, a limit of 1/4 is now enforced on our web interface.

New camera profiles added

Posted: 19 August 2015 We have added new profiles for the Panasonic WV-SF135, Vivotek 8161, D-Link DCS-934L, HIKVision DS-2DE4120, NightOwl Zeus DVR as well as generic TP-Link and Zxtech camera profiles.

We have added a new configuration check page

Posted: 31 July 2015 The configuration check page allows users to easily and quickly identify Mangocam configuration problems - like having a motion event recording schedule, but motion detection has been disabled on the camera. The page shows all issues found in a table - together with suggestions on how to fix a potential problem. This feature is in beta currently.

New Onvif high bandwidth profile available

Posted: 17 July 2015 Onvif usually returns multiple stream profiles with different bandwidth and resolution options to choose from. Mangocam now has an Onvif high quality / bandwidth profile option in addition to the existing low bandwidth profile.

More camera profiles added

Posted: 23 June 2015 We have added Samsung Smartcam jpg (snapshot), mjpeg and H.264 / RTSP profiles. Other new profiles include Blue Iris software, Bosch DVRs (jpeg snapshot + RTSP / H.264), Sercomm and D-Link DCS-5222L, DCS-933L, DCS-2132L.

New camera profiles added

Posted: 31 May 2015 We have added generic H.264 and JPG snapshot profiles for Ubiquiti IP cameras. Also for the Escam QD300 (RTSP / H.264) and Microseven M7CAM.

New DVR and IP camera profiles added

Posted: 17 May 2015 We have added H.264 and MPEG4 profiles for the HikVision DS-2700 Series DVR as well as HooToo HT-IP211HDP (H.264) and HooToo HT-IP211HDP (MJPEG). These MJPEG profile should work for other HooToo models (like the HT-IP210HDP or HT-IP206) as well.

New camera profiles added

Posted: 11 May 2015 New models / profiles added: Foscam C1 (sub and main stream), HikVision DS-2CD2032-I (sub stream), Pelco (generic RTSP), Lilin (generic MJPEG) and Bosch (generic RTSP). If your camera is not currently on our list, please send us an email and we will test and add it.

Portuguese as additional language option

Posted: 08 May 2015 We have added Portuguese (Brazilian) as additional language option for most external pages.

Additional camera profiles added

Posted: 05 May 2015 New models and profiles added: Huacam HCV725, Suneyes SP-TM02WP, KTNC (RTSP H.264), KTNC (Generic MJPEG), MAZi (RTSP H.264) and AI Ball (generic mjpeg).

Added additional Axis and EasyN streaming profiles

Posted: 10 Apr 2015 We have added additional MJPEG and RTSP / H.264 profiles for the Axis M, P and Q series - as well as generic EasyN camera model stream profiles. Again if your camera is not in the list, please try a different model from the same vendor or a generic model if the stream access URL is known. Also feel free to contact us and we will add support for your camera model - usually within 24 hours.

Realtime stream stats including bandwidth, frame rate, resolution

Posted: 18 Mar 2015 We have added real time stream statistics for all plans and most camera models. Statistics include current video bandwidth, raw stream resolution, encoder and frame rate. The stats will be available on the dashboard after 5 minutes and updated in 5 minute intervals.

Recording of raw H.264, MPEG4 and audio streams (Beta)

Posted: 13 Mar 2015 Mangocam now supports recording and download of raw camera video streams (H.264/MPEG4/Onvif cameras only, including audio) - up to 1080p / 30 fps. The resulting AVI video file is best played using VLC media player. MJPEG images / stills are still being created at full resolution at the frame rate requested and are used for viewing footage and motion events on the Mangocam web interface and mobile apps.

Video download function improvements

Posted: 25 Feb 2015 Video download (mpeg4 avi) performance and stability improvements. The resulting video file is best played using VLC media player.

Foscam Full HD 9900 models are now supported

Posted: 30 Jan 2015 Mangocam now supports the new Foscam Full HD (1080p) range of IP cameras. This has been tested with the new FI9903P in RTSP/TCP/H.264 mode, MJPEG stream and JPG snapshot mode.

External Access changes

Posted: 19 Jan 2015 External access pages are now using HTTPS (TLS) by default and also support an alternative authentication mode rather than just the Basic HTTP Auth. This works in every browser using the link provided (Config > Access) and does not require any further / subsequent manual authentication.

Many pages are now available in Spanish and German

Posted: 30 Dec 2014 Many Mangocam pages are now available in Spanish and German. Portuguese (Brazilian) is coming soon. Also more and more of ther other and internal pages are being translated in the near future.

Mangocam is now accepting British Pound Sterling (GBP) payments

Posted: 20 Dec 2014 Mangocam is now accepting British Pound Sterling (GBP) payments via Paypal.

Support for MPEG4 video format

Posted: 9 Dec 2014 Mangocam now also supports MPEG4 format cameras. Currently H.264 (RTSP), MPEG4 (RTSP), MJPEG (HTTP), JPEG (HTTP snapshot) and JPEG upload (FTP) cameras are supported. Please let us know if your camera is not working with Mangocam.

Increased included disk storage space

Posted: 28 Nov 2014 Most of Mangocam's plans now have increased the included disk storage space by 20%.

Support for stream channel IDs

Posted: 17 Nov 2014 Mangocam now allows a separate stream channel ID to be configured for each camera, which is mainly relevant for NVR and DVR access. This is only available for certain access profiles.

Support for ONVIF protocol (beta)

Posted: 14 Nov 2014 Mangocam now supports ONVIF compatible cameras (for H.264 / RTSP). For this to function, two network ports (ONVIF + stream) are required as the ONVIF protocol usually runs on a different port as the actual video stream. Most current HD cameras and NVRs are compatible with the ONVIF standard.

Support for sub user accounts

Posted: 21 Oct 2014 Mangocam now supports sub accounts. Sub Accounts allow you to delegate certain tasks to friends, family members or employees without giving them full access to your main Mangocam account. Currently only default permissions for cameras, schedules and alerts can be set, however in the near future permissions can be set for individual cameras as well.

SSLv3 support has been disabled

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 The outdated HTTPS protocol SSLv3 has been disabled on our webservers for security reasons (POODLE SSL vulnerability). Only the newer and safer TLS standard can be used from now on with HTTPS, which does affect some older Internet Explorer browser versions (6 and below). If you are still using one of these, now is the time to upgrade.

Additional API commands available

Posted: 3 Oct 2014 Our mobile API now supports additional commands to enable, disable and view alerts (getalertinfo, enablealert, disablealert). This will be available for our mobile applications in the near future.

Website encryption (SSL) improvements

Posted: 4 Sep 2014 Mangocam now features complete website SSL encryption for increased security. All traffic between your browser (except when using IE9 or older) is encrypted by default.

Added new camera models

Posted: 23 Aug 2014 We have added the following new camera models for direct stream support: HIKVision DS-2CD2332-I, TRENDnet TV-VS1P, Grandstream GXV3504, Mobotix D12, Abus TVIP21500. If your camera is not currently supported, please let us know.

Patch for Foscam HD cameras available to fix the mjpeg stream

Posted: 21 Aug 2014 Foscam have released a patch to improve the motion jpeg stream feature of all HD cameras (FI98* running 2.x.1.10 firmware). The patch can be downloaded here and works with the Mangocam "Foscam FI98XXX (mjpeg)" profile. If you are having occasional video decoding problems using H.264 / RTSP due to bandwidth oversubscription, the mjpeg profile / mode will be more reliable with Mangocam.

Mangocam - Adding a Direct Stream Camera video

Posted: 14 Aug 2014 Adding a Direct Stream Camera:

Mangocam - Features and Services video

Posted: 2 Aug 2014 Mangocam's Features:

Changes to our Free Plan

Posted: 1 Aug 2014 Our amazing Free Plan has changed however it is still the best available in the market place. Service inclusions are: unlimited live streaming, ability to record up to 1GB via instant recording (30 minute intervals) and the ability to embed live video on your web site (Mangocam watermarked). Please check out our Personal Plan section for more information.

Mangocam - Welcome and Overview video

Posted: 29 Jul 2014 The first of our video's - a quick welcome and overview of Mangocam. We have a whole lot of tutorials and demo's coming soon - so please tune in and / or subscribe via Youtube

Website responsiveness has been improved for mobile viewers

Posted: 28 Jul 2014 The site style sheets have been improved to better cater for mobile web browsers. However, we are recommending the use of our Mangocam viewer mobile app on smart phones instead.

Enhanced Paypal Subscriptions

Posted: 24 Jul 2014 We have improved our Paypal subscription module, now the existing subscription will be automatically cancelled if the user upgrades, downgrades or removes the user account. Subscriptions can also be cancelled at any time from the plan history page.

Website and logo redesign

Posted: 20 Jul 2014 After months of work, our new web design is now online. The "control panel" page is now called dashboard and the default pricing is USD. The iPhone and Android applications will be updated over the coming days.

Pan and tilt controls for selected camera models available for live view

Posted: 30 May 2014 Selected Foscam models are now supported for remote pan and tilt. This includes all FI89* PT (MJPEG) models and clones as well as HD PT models (FI98*). There is a delay of up to 5 seconds and the frame rate should be at least 2 fps. This feature is currently in beta and it's only available on premium plans. The pan / tilt speed can be set in the camera settings and should probably be increased from the default. More models are coming soon.

Camera offline alerting is now available for FTP upload cameras as well

Posted: 16 May 2014 The camera offline alerting functionality is now also available for FTP upload cameras. There is a delay of 20-30 minutes between status changes and it only works for cameras that are constantly uploading with at least one frame every 4 seconds.

Now supporting Trendnet cameras in direct stream mode

Posted: 5 May 2014 We have added the following Trendnet models for direct stream mode: TV-IP672PI and TV-IP751WC. Also the free Unix web cam streaming software MJPG-streamer is now supported.

Now accepting payment via Bitcoin (BTC)

Posted: 17 April 2014 We are now accepting Bitcoin (BTC peer-to-peer cryptocurrency) payments as well as Paypal and credit card payments in AUD, USD and Euro. Only once off payments (no automated subscriptions) are supported with BTC - and up to six confirmations (depending on transaction value) are required for successful payment.

Updated Internet Explorer viewing plugin / method

Posted: 11 April 2014 The IE 10/11 viewer is now using an embedded javascript video player - so the java applet cambozola is no longer required for viewing in IE. However, it's still required for IE 9 and lower. All other browsers (Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera) can display motion jpeg (mjpeg) streams natively.

Additional camera models supported

Posted: 24 March 2014 We have added the D-Link DCS-2210 and DCS-2230, Brickcom (generic), Foscam FI9828W, generic Panasonic and ACTi camera models to our supported list. As always, please let us know your camera model and we will let you know if it's supported for direct stream on our site.

Various internal site improvements

Posted: 18 March 2014 We have performed various internal updates and changes, which include a database caching layer, additional replication slaves, additional message queues, security updates to middleware and database layers, new session handling as well as new server commissioning and decommissioning of older hardware. If you are using a static IP as your camera's FTP server entry, please change this to a DNS name (as shown on the camera configuration screen) as your service may be impacted by ongoing maintenance otherwise.

Free Gold trial is available now

Posted: 31 January 2014 All users on the free account can upgrade to the Gold premium account for a free one week trial period. To activate your trial, please click on the "Free Trial" link on the control panel.

Additional camera models supported

Posted: 20 December 2013 Added Foscam FI9831W and FI9826W for H.264 RTSP video mode (substream). Other compatible models will work with this as well. The generic FI98XXW main stream model is supported for these models as well (up to 480p and 200 kbps).

Added brightness / contrast normalization for motion detection

Posted: 11 November 2013 We have added an option to select advanced motion detection features (camera config screen). You can now select between the standard motion detection and brightness normalization, which adjusts the histogram for each channel prior to motion detection to reduce false alerts caused by the camera's auto brightness and also light changes in general - affecting the whole image. This parameter requires a stop and start of running camera tasks to take effect.

Added an undelete option for recordings

Posted: 25 October 2013 We have added an option to undelete recordings that have been manually (accidentally perhaps) deleted. Once the video data has been marked for deletion, it may still be on disk for up to one hour. By clicking the undelete button, all still available video data for the selected camera will be visible again. If the data has been marked for removal by the system, it may also be available again temporarily, but will be deleted again shortly after.

Added additional camera models

Posted: 9 October 2013 The following new models have been added for direct stream mode recently: Grandstream GXV3615, Generic /cgi-bin/sf.cgi, Axis (generic) /axis-cgi/mjpg/video.cgi, Logitech 700E.

Updated the Android and iOS application

Posted: 27 September 2013 Both the Android app Mangocam Viewer as well as the iOS app Mangocam Viewer are available in version 1.1 now. New features are optional user / password saving for increased security, playback controls like pause, play, fast forward and skip to position and a progress bar.

H.264 (RTSP) support for Foscam models FI9821 V1/2, FI9801W, FI9802W, FI9805W (beta)

Posted: 18 September 2013 Beta support for RTSP video streams for Foscam H.264 HD cameras has been added. This is currently accessing the sub stream only (videoSub). Please ensure sufficient bandwidth (300 kbps per camera) and that the latest Foscam firmware is installed. In some cases you may need to perform a factory reset.

Added many more generic MJPEG camera models

Posted: 6 September 2013 Added support for generic mjpeg URLs. Please check first if your camera's mjpeg URL matches the ones in the list. If it does not, please let us know your camera brand, model number and URL. One way to find out your URL is to use Chrome or Firefox for viewing and then right click on the video window and select Copy Image URL. Another way is to Google (search for brand model mjpeg URL).

Android app (Mangocam Viewer [beta]) has been published

Posted: 5 August 2013 Premium users can now download the Android application Mangocam Viewer from the Google Play store. We will increase functionality in future releases.

Added more production nodes to our server farm and added servers page

Posted: 1 August 2013 Since we are continually adding and removing nodes, we are changing the notification procedure. A current list of hosts / source IPs used to access your cameras can be obtained here. There won't be any more tweets or updates on this page about this. Instead, please check the servers page at regular intervals using a suitable notification mode ( or similar). Your cameras will start on a different node every time, so chances are the recording will still work (after a few retries) if some of our hosts are blocked by your filter rules.

Added a new premium plan (Argon)

Posted: 11 July 2013 We have added the Argon plan as answer to the many requests for bigger custom plans.

Added FI9805W snapshot mode

Posted: 4 July 2013 We have added the Foscam FI9805W for snapshot mode. Work on supporting H.264 / RTSP for these newer Foscam H.264 models is still ongoing.

Fixed the Foscam FI9821W snapshot mode for the latest firmware version

Posted: 21 June 2013 The snapshot interface has changed - instead of a redirect and link to the still image now the actual image is sent right away. This is working now and increases frame rate (less requests / latency).

Added more production nodes to our server farm

Posted: 20 June 2013 Please check the help page for the IP address if you have IP filters or firewall software enabled.

Alerts can now be configured to send to additional recipients

Posted: 15 June 2013 Up to two additional email or SMS recipients can be selected for each motion detection and camera offline alert. There is also a new option to disable alerts to the primary notification address (account email or phone number).

Recorded images can now be downloaded as MPEG4 video

Posted: 14 June 2013 Video data can now be saved directly as AVI file (MPEG4 encoded) as well as zipped jpeg images. Different quality options are available as well as timestamps. We are recommending VLC media player for viewing. The only previous option was to download jpeg images as zip file and create video files from these using Avidemux.

Added motion event only recording and scheduling changes

Posted: 10 June 2013 Mangocam now supports motion event only recording for direct stream and FTP cameras. This also required changes to the scheduling and alerting module. New features / options are schedule priorities to stack multiple schedules with different settings on top of each other in the right order. Also new is an option for the schedules to disable alerting but still retain motion events. Finally alerts now have a sensitivity setting as well to only email at a certain severity but email and SMS when the level of change is higher. Motion event only recording requires your currently running cameras to be stopped for a minute to take effect.

Improved download and delete options

Posted: 16 May 2013 You can now select the exact time interval you would like to download - rather than 4 hours at once. Furthermore the quality of the images can be selected as well as the option to timestamp each image. The recordings page now has an option to delete all recordings on the day selected.

iOS app (Mangocam Viewer [beta]) and mobile API published

Posted: 14 May 2013 Premium users can now download and use the iOS (iPhone / iPad / iPod) application Mangocam Viewer from the Apple app store. We will increase functionality in future releases. Also, our mobile API is now available for third party web or smartphone applications. An Android application will follow soon.

Added more production nodes to our server farm

Posted: 7 May 2013 Please check the help page for the IP address if you have IP filters or firewall software enabled.

Added support for NEO coolcam (mjpeg) IP cameras

Posted: 6 May 2013 Added direct stream support for the following NEO coolcam models: NIP-02, NIP-03, NIP-06, NIP-09, NIP-11, NIP-12 and NIP-31BHE.

Various bug fixes and improvements

Posted: 1 May 2013 Added the option to view and download tax invoices (plan history page). Increased site redundancy and uptime. Improved FTP frame rate and latency.

Scheduled downtime / maintenance

Posted: 20 April 2013 The site / service was unavailable / offline for about 90 minutes between 8 and 10PM AEST. We were performing database server upgrades on the main database cluster and the service needed to be down during this period. This affected all FTP, direct stream cameras and the web interface. Thanks for your understanding.

Added camera monitoring / offline alerting

Posted: 4 March 2013 This new functionality can alert you via email and/or SMS if one of your cameras is unavailable for access / recording from Mangocam. Currently only available for direct stream cameras. More information can be found on the help page.

Added SSL / HTTPS login and register pages

Posted: 1 March 2013 To provide additional security, the login and register page are now only available via secured SSL network connection (once the forward to SSL has occurred, the complete site will be encrypted, although it is still possible to access other pages via HTTP).

Added a new system status page, some minor UI changes

Posted: 25 February 2013 Please check the system status page for our data center locations and operational status. Also some minor parts of the UI have been updated.

Added new production node to server farm

Posted: 16 January 2013 Due to increased demand for our services, we are constantly adding new servers to our hosting farm. If you are using a firewall or IP filter software for direct stream mode, please ensure all server IP addresses (as listed on the help page) are allowed to access your camera(s). Note that this does not apply to FTP upload cameras.

Added support for the FI9821W (snapshots only)

Posted: 11 January 2013 Added direct stream (via jpeg snapshots) support for the new Foscam FI9821W. In the current firmware access to the H.264 stream is proprietary only, Foscam will add RTSP support in a couple of months, which will see better bandwidth and higher frame rates.

Added recurring PayPal payment (subscription) option

Posted: 9 January 2013 Customers can now choose between once off payments or automatic / recurring subscription payments via PayPal.

Added support for Loftek, Edimax, EasyN and additional Foscam IP cameras

Posted: 31 December 2012 Added direct stream support for Loftek CXS 2200, Edimax IC-3115, EasyN FS-613B-M166 and Foscam FI8905E, FI8906W, FI8907W, FI8916W, FI8918E, FI8919W, FI8620. As always, similar or compatible camera models or brands may work as well. A full list of supported cameras in direct stream mode is available here.

Added support for additional currencies

Posted: 27 December 2012 Added support for additional currencies (Euro and US Dollar), updated the demonstration page with additional screens and added a list of supported camera models.

Added direct stream support for Cisco and Sony IP cameras

Posted: 23 December 2012 Added support for Cisco WVC2300 and Sony SNC-Z20N. Other models and compatible clones may work as well.

Added direct stream support for some Edimax, D-Link and TP-Link IP cameras

Posted: 24 November 2012 Added support for Edimax IC-7010PTn, Edimax IC-7110W, D-Link DCS-932L, D-Link DCS-942L and TP-Link TL-SC3130G. Other models and compatible clones may work as well.

Added support for Foscam H.264 cameras

Posted: 16 November 2012 Added support Foscam H.264 IP cameras (FI8602W, FI8608W, FI8620W, FI9820W). Other models and compatible clones may work as well. This option is only supported by selected premium plans, please refer to the plans page for more information. Also please read the info on the help page regarding stream settings and limitations.

Added support for Cisco 2521 IP cameras

Posted: 02 November 2012 Added support for Cisco 2521 IP cameras. Other models and clones may work as well (MJPEG, /img/video.mjpeg).

Motion alert emails now include links to images

Posted: 25 October 2012 Motion alert emails now include links to images captured. The links will expire after 24 hours or if the recordings have been deleted. Also more motion sensitivity settings have been added.

Motion events clear option

Posted: 20 October 2012 As requested by some of our users, we have added an option to clear motion events.

Added new production node to server farm

Posted: 11 October 2012 Due to increased demand for our services, we are constantly adding new servers to our hosting farm. Also now users can select their preferred server location under Config -> Cameras. If you are using a firewall or IP filter software for direct stream mode, please ensure all server IP addresses (as listed on the help page) are allowed to access your camera(s). Note that this does not apply to FTP upload cameras.

Added support for Axis 2100 IP cameras (direct stream mode)

Posted: 05 October 2012 Other models and clones may work as well (MJPEG, /cgi-bin/mjpg/video.cgi).

Added support for Tenvis IP cameras (direct stream mode)

Posted: 27 August 2012 Supported are the Tenvis Models JPT3815W, IP391W, IP602W, IP601W and MINI319W. Other models and clones may work as well (MJPEG, /videostream.cgi).

Added frame rate and resolution options for external viewing

Posted: 24 August 2012 The external viewing (export) configuration menu now includes settings for frame rate (up to 1 frame per second refresh) and image resolutions up to 1080p (Full HD).

Added filters for motion events

Posted: 12 August 2012 Motion events can now be filtered by sensitivity, time and camera.

Various improvements

Posted: 8 August 2012 Running cameras will automatically update frame rate and motion detection settings without having to be stopped.

Added support for Channel Vision video servers (direct stream mode)

Posted: 30 July 2012 Supported is the W-4001 - other models and clones may work as well (MJPEG, /GetData.cgi).

Added support for iPUX IP cameras (direct stream mode)

Posted: 02 June 2012 Supported are the iPUX models ICS2330 and ICS8220 - others may work as well (MJPEG, /cgi/mjpg/mjpg.cgi).

New site design launched

Posted: 12 May 2012 Multiple design and layout changes, new style sheets, animations and logo.

Added direct play button for still images and motion events

Posted: 21 April 2012 Now switching between views and events is seamless. Click the play / still action in the motion events view and play / view the exact location of the video. Also switch between still frame and video views and keep the current location / position. Some smaller bug fixes.

Added support for Apexis IP cameras (direct stream mode)

Posted: 9 April 2012 Supported are the Apexis models APM-J012-WS and APM-J011-WS-IRC - others may work as well (MJPEG, /videostream.cgi).

Server upgrade

Posted: 1 April 2012 Upgraded Mangocam server infrastructure to keep up with demand. This upgrade has been successfully completed - thanks for your patience.

Added daily, weekday and weekend schedules

Posted: 24 February 2012 Finally Mangocam supports schedules for different days of the week, also weekday and weekend. Thanks for your suggestions. All current schedules are "every day", so nothing changes unless required.

Added motion events page showing all motion events for all cameras

Posted: 20 February 2012 A new motion events page shows all motion events for all cameras in chronological order. Also, during video playback you can skip to the next motion event.

Added support for Lorex Video Server and Foscam FI8910W

Posted: 31 January 2012 The Lorex SG14Q6084CN Network Video server is now supported for direct stream mode. So is the new Foscam model FI8910W. More models and features to come soon.

Added support for Aviosys Video Server

Posted: 18 January 2012 The Aviosys IP 9100A Network Video server is now supported for direct stream mode. If you have hardware (mjpeg) that is not supported yet, please let us know.

Statistics now show total disk space usage

Posted: 16 December 2011 The statistics page shows the total disk space used and also the maximum space allowed. This will be enforced very soon since many members are currently using more than their fair share. To decrease disk usage, simply either reduce the frame rates or use schedules to record.

The frame rate is now configurable for each schedule

Posted: 11 December 2011 You can now set a different frame rate for each schedule, not just one per camera.

Added option to download videos / images

Posted: 27 July 2011 Videos can now be downloaded as zip file containing unprocessed jpeg images (up to 4 hours at once). This feature is only available for premium members.

Added support for Dericam IP cameras

Posted: 15 June 2011 Dericam IP cameras are now supported as well. Also there is a new section on the control panel showing useful tips and hints.

Added support for Panasonic IP cameras

Posted: 07 June 2011 The direct stream mode now also supports Panasonic IP cameras (using the /nphMotionJpeg URL). Please let us know if your mjpeg IP camera is not yet supported and we will add it soon. Remember, even if the camera is not directly supported (or you find it too hard to setup port forwarding), you can always use the FTP upload mode to connect your camera.

Also a big thank you to everybody that has signed up for a premium plan.

End of the beta test period

Posted: 1 June 2011 Thanks again to all beta testers for bug reports, suggestions and general feedback.

The payment module is now active. Please see here for plans and pricing

Posted: 24 May 2011 You can now subscribe to premium Mangocam services using Paypal. The new plan will be activated on 01. June 2011 for a seamless migration. If you decide not to upgrade, all features will revert to the basic plan and the number of cameras, frame rate, retention time and alerting will be adjusted / disabled automatically. You will receive a notification email for this change.

Plans have been finalised. Please see here for more information

Posted: 26 Apr 2011 The premium plans have been finalised. Restrictions for Basic (Free) plan will not be enforced until 01. June 2011.
Various bug fixes and small improvements.

Beta test period (all features for free) has been extended until May 31

Posted: 17 Apr 2011 Thanks so far to over 100 frequent users from all over the world for their feedback and suggestions. If you have suggestions, ideas for new features or have encountered a problem, please let us know: New features will keep on coming throughout the year.

Added still frame viewing feature

Posted: 12 Apr 2011 Recordings can now be viewed as a series of still frames. You can page through all frames using 1,4,9,12 images per page. Also some bugs have been fixed - like camera auto-disable recurrence.

Added new icons, pop up text for position skip, button descriptions

Posted: 28 Mar 2011 Updated icons, added additional information for video control buttons, added labels for the motion graph / time slider indicator. You can now see the exact time next to your mouse pointer and immediately skip to the requested position in the video.

Added FTP upload motion detection and alerting

Posted: 8 Mar 2011 Motion detection, display and alerting now also works for FTP upload cameras. This also means that even though the camera / user controls the camera FTP uploads, Mangocam still needs a schedule configured for recording and motion detection.

Added FTP upload functionality

Posted: 27 Feb 2011 Mangocam now also supports FTP uploads. In case your camera model was not supported previously or port forwarding / dynamic DNS is too complicated, or because of security concerns, you can now use Mangocam with any IP camera or other application that supports jpeg FTP uploads. However, the maximum frame rate here is 1 fps, sometimes even less, depending on your Internet connection and camera.

Improved mask configuration

Posted: 20 Feb 2011 The mask configuration screen now shows the latest snapshot to visualise the area to be masked.

Added masks for motion detection

Posted: 17 Feb 2011 You can now mask an area to be ignored while detecting motion - for example a busy street, a window or a bird cage. Also, different sensitivity levels can be configured to prevent false alerts.

Added motion detection and alerting

Posted: 13 Feb 2011 You can now receive SMS and email alerts when motion is detected. Also, motion events are visualised in the recordings viewer and can be inspected with a single click.

Now supporting Vivotek and Y-Cam cameras (mjpg stream only)

Posted: 30 Jan 2011 Support for Vivotek and Y-Cam IP cameras added. Mangocam supports recording, live streaming and proxy functionality.

New demonstration page

Posted: 28 Jan 2011 This page shows screen shots of the camera configuration screen, control panel, live stream view and play back of recordings. Please have a look here.

Added multiview feature

Posted: 26 Jan 2011 You can now view up to nine cameras simultaneously in live streaming mode. Just add the cameras into a group and view the group.

Site launched in beta state

Posted: 16 Jan 2011 After months of programming and testing, the site is finally online and open to the public. We hope you enjoy using it. Please let us know if you have any feedback or suggestions.

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